This summer Olaf will be thrilled as Walt Disney World celebrates the popularity of “Frozen” in a big way.
New entertainment called Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning July 5, continuing daily through September 1.
Frozen Summer Fun LIVE! will include a variety of “Frozen” themed entertainment including a royal welcome for Anna and Elsa on the Sorcerers Stage (not exactly their official coronation), Frozen sing-along on the Streets of America, “Frozen Funland” in Pixar Place, a dance party with a live band, ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations, and fireworks show on Hollywood Boulevard. Plus Kristoff will make a first-ever appearance along with ice skaters, skiiers, and hints of Olaf too.
Here are the official descriptions of the upcoming “Frozen” offerings:
Anna and Elsa’s Royal Welcome – Each day at 11 a.m., Anna and Elsa, riding in a horse-drawn sleigh, will travel in a royal procession down Hollywood Boulevard. Rugged mountain man Kristoff is along for the fun joined by a flurry of skaters, skiers and ice cutters, all dressed in their Arendelle best.
Olaf on Summer Vacation – Olaf the snowman is having the time of his life on his very first summer vacation! He chimes in throughout the day to keep everyone updated on all his adventures. Plus, you can pick up your very own Take-Along Olaf from locations in the park, so he can join you on your summer vacation. And when you share your photos with Olaf on social media, be sure to tag them with #OlafSummerVacation. They may just get selected to appear in that day’s grand finale!
For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – Inside the park’s Premiere Theater, Princess Anna and Queen Elsa join the Royal Historians of Arendelle for a fun and comedic retelling of the history of their kingdom amidst projections, lighting and special effects. Guests will be invited to join in special sing-along moments from the film’s chart-topping soundtrack. At the end of the performance, guests might find themselves becoming “Honorary Citizens of Arendelle.” The 20-minute show will be presented multiple times each day. (12:30-7 p.m.)
Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post & Frozen Funland – Inside Soundstage One, there’s a “big summer blowout” happening, where Oaken – the film’s trading post owner – and his cousins have created the “Frozen Funland” amidst a winter wonderland. Living up to its name, there will be plenty of frozen festivities inside the makeshift adventure park Oaken and his cousins built to make the most of the sudden snowstorm.
Part of the Oaken’s Frozen Funland will be an ice skating rink with demonstrations by some of Oaken’s talented cousins on the Arendelle ice.
In addition, icy artisans will put their talents on display, creating carvings of favorite “Frozen” characters from giant frozen blocks. Kids can enjoy frozen wintertime activities in the “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” area. For all of his Frozen Funland friends, Oaken has plenty of merchandise at his Trading Post, along with hot cocoa and sweet treats available for purchase.
Guests can take pictures with the film’s animated characters in a virtual setting, and then email them or share on their social media channels.
When guests want to escape the icy atmosphere of Oaken’s outpost, all they have to do is look for the door marked “Sauna,” where they once again will exit to the warm Florida sun.
Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party: From 5:30-9:30 p.m. each evening, a live band will take the stage to celebrate the Frozen summer fun with contemporary songs and a few familiar tunes from the film.
“Frozen” Fireworks Spectacular – Everything wraps up at 9:45 p.m. when Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf come together at the Sorcerer’s Hat Icon Stage for a grand finale to the day’s festivities, kicking off an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to the glorious music of “Frozen!”
The giant Sorcerer Mickey Hat on Hollywood Blvd. gets the full Frozen treatment with special projections of snow and ice images, in an eye-popping spectacular above Hollywood Blvd. Set to the film’s soundtrack, the fireworks show will feature special guests – including a very magical appearance from Elsa in which she will show how her powers flurry “through the air and to the ground” to produce magically icy blue and white gleaming fireworks.
For those wanting to ensure a good spot for most of the festivities listed above, Disney is offering a Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package, $59 for adults and $34 for children, which adds reserved viewing areas for the Royal Welcome, sing-along stage show, and fireworks, along with refreshments and a dessert party. (Details here.)
A few odds and ends about the event:
While Anna and Elsa will make appearances as part of the Royal Welcome, “Frozen” Sing-Along, and fireworks show, they will not be meeting with guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. That happens over at Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom.
Likewise, Olaf will make “appearances” via video screens and in audio announcements but will not be available as a character to meet.
FastPass+ will not be available for any of the new Frozen Summer Fun experiences.
Anna and Elsa can already be seen in the daily Festival of Fantasy parade at the Magic Kingdom:
The character pair is also meeting and greeting with guests in Princess Fairytale Hall:
Imagineering has previously noted that more “Frozen” is definitely on the way to Walt Disney World: